Importance of MSP as a tool for ICZM implementation reaffirmed


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31 December, 2019

The 21st meeting of the contracting parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (the Barcelona Convention) took place in Naples on 4th December 2019. The 10th and 11th points of the Declaration reaffirm the importance of the joint creation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in order to promote sustainable and synergic uses of marine and coastal areas and resources, as well as to advance the green transition.

During the session, Sergio Costa, Minister of Environment, Land and Sea, Italy, said that the Naples Ministerial Declaration is “not just a policy document, but a manifesto that is oriented towards actions that puts countries on track to tackling common challenges.”